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Frank's Red Hot Sauce

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  1. Dumbest quote of the season. Looked like Freeman wasn't expecting the ball to be snapped so quickly (he had just come in for Coleman) and didn't catch Hightower until it was too late. However, Ryan's arm was going forward so it should have been an IC instead of a fumble. But whatever...
  2. I had a feeling that B and B wouldn't go down easy. It wasn't about the Falcons losing it, it was about the Pats doing what they do. Questionable play calling allowed the Pats to do that.
  3. I would take him back. Yes, he should have played to conserve the lead at the end but the chemistry between he and Ryan got the Birds to the big game. Why wouldn't anyone have him back to finish the job?
  4. I find it interesting that Ryan's arm was going forward on his fumble. Not sure if it has been mentioned in previous threads. It wasn't huge movement forward but his upper arm was in the motion of throwing.
  5. I pulled for Inception. Fantastic film, good cast and well directed.
  6. Definitely. It would be difficult for any reasonable person to try to to convince me that there aren't medicinal benefits with medical marijuana. The winds of change are a coming.
  7. Remember that muscle weighs more than fat and that lifting weights also burns calories. Good job, though and best of luck in the future.
  8. I don't really have iasue with this since it does play to the Republicans and conservatives that will be tuning in. Of course having someone like Limbaugh or Hannity doing the moderating will just open the flood gates for criticism from the left and it will be considered by most on the left as a joke.
  9. Are you really going to require that I hold your hand through this entire process? Listen, this is the last that I am going to do because I honestly just don't care if you believe it or not. I have blown up every assertion that you have made and it is obvious that your over-bloated ego just won't allow you to concede. Read OCGA § 40-5-20(a), (d) and then put me on ignore as you said that you would.
  10. Bwahahahaha. I look forward to your interpretation. Make sure that when you read the briefs that you plan to use to bolster your position of fallacy that you read the adjoining decisions as well. If you need help understanding them then just let me know. Will you be "employing" the use of the internet to look these things up?
  11. You've been a busy little fella with all of this. It's truly a shame that your efforts were wasted because either you didn't read the briefs in their entirety, understand the briefs or definitions or just thought that you could pass them off. I have taken the time to review each example that you have given and to respond to each accordingly. ”The right to travel is a part of the liberty of which the citizen cannot be deprived without due process of law under the 5th Amendment.” - Kent v. Dulles, 357 U.S. 116, 125 This has NOTHING to do with the discussion. This decision is completely about passports and foreign travel. Additionally, “due process” simply means that 1) the citizen is informed of the decision made, 2) he/she has a right to disagree with or dispute the decisions made, and 3) he/she has the right to appeal a decision made in response to the disagreement with or dispute of the decision. Simply, due process = notify, right to disagree, right to appeal. ”The right of the citizen to travel upon the highway and to transport his/her property thereon, either by carriage or automobile, is not a mere privilege which a city can prohibit or permit at will, but a common right which he/she has under the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.’ - Thompson v. Smith, 154, SE 597 As a traveler, not a driver, as defined by your supplied definitions. Correct. One may travel freely upon said roadways, but to operate a vehicle while traveling upon said roadways means to obtain a license to operate a vehicle upon said roadways. Part of obtaining a license to operate a vehicle includes the signature of the operator upon the application, which is also a contract containing the clause that states the applicant/operator will comply with the ordinances in place by the issuing authority (the state). Among those ordinances are laws regarding search and seizure. “A person may have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the automobile that he or she is driving, but not in items that are in "plain view" from outside the vehicle (Coolidge v. New Hampshire, 403 U.S. 443, 91 S. Ct. 2022, 29 L. Ed. 564 [1971])” ”Even the legislature has no power to deny to a citizen the right to travel upon the public highway and transport his/her property in the ordinary course of his business and pleasure, though this right may be regulated in accordance with the public interest and convenience.” - Chicago Motor Coach v. Chicago, 169 NE 22 As a traveler, not a “driver” as defined by your definitions supplied. (See above.) We have concluded that “traveling” and “driving” a vehicle are 2 separate courses of action, and that while the former is addressed in the Thompson and Chicago Motor Coach citations, the latter is not. Even if we mistakenly apply these citations to include “driving,” the Chicago Motor Coach citation clearly states that “this right may be regulated in accordance with the public interest and convenience.” ” . . . a state may not constitutionally require a Federal employee to secure a driver’s permit as a prerequisite to the operation of a motor vehicle in the course of federal employment.” -Justice Holmes, Johnson v. Maryland, 254 U.S. 51 (1920) This citation only applies to federal government employment, not citizens of the United States at large. The decision of Justice Holmes in this citation goes on to say: “Of course an employee of the United States does not secure a general immunity from state law while acting in the course of his employment. That was decided long ago by Mr. Justice Washington in United States v. Hart, Pet. C. C. 390, Fed. Cas. No. 15,316; 5 Op. Attys. Gen. 554. It very well may be that, when the United States has not spoken, the subjection to local law would extend to general rules that might affect incidentally the mode of carrying out the employment-as, for instance, a statute or ordinance regulating the mode of turning at the corners of streets. Commonwealth v. Closson, 229 Mass. 329, 118 N. E. 653, L. R. A. 1918C, 939.” It is presumed by the state that the Federal Government has deemed the instrument of the Federal Government (driver) to be qualified. Driver’s licenses started to become mandatory in the US in 1913 in the state of New Jersey due to public outcry because of dangerous drivers and automobile-related fatalities. This was the beginning of the individual states being allowed power to license and regulate those who could DRIVE a motor vehicle on public roadways, not TRAVEL on said roadways. Some point after this, the government began collecting money to maintain the roads that were damaged/used by the motor vehicles, as well as the right of Congress to create post roads (for the delivery of mail), hence the fees and taxes we pay today and the basis for the opinion of Justice Holmes in the decision above. Specifically: A. “In Johnson v. Maryland, 254 U. S. 51, 41 Sup. Ct. 16, 65 L. Ed. ‑‑‑‑, decided November 8, 1920, this court held that the power of Congress to establish post roads precluded the state from requiring of a post office employee using the state highway in the transportation of mail the customary evidence of competency to drive a motortruck, although the danger to public safety was obvious and it did not appear that the federal government had undertaken to deal with the matter by statute or regulation. The prohibition of state action rests, as the court pointed out there, 'not upon any consideration of degree, but upon the entire absence of power on the part of the states to touch the instrumentalities of the United States.' “ B. “The plaintiff in error was an employee of the Post Office Department of the United States, and while driving a government motor truck in the transportation of mail over a post road from Mt. Airy, Maryland, to Washington, was arrested in Maryland, and was tried, convicted and fined for so driving without having obtained a license from the State. “ C. “A law of a state penalizing those who operate motor trucks on highways without having obtained license based on examination of competency and payment of a fee cannot constitutionally apply to an employee of the Post Office Department while engaged in driving a government motor truck over a post road in the performance of his official duty. P. 254 U. S. 55.” Also, in order to enjoy the privilege of DRIVING a car on public roadways, not merely TRAVELING on the roads, state and/or municipal ordinances began to make mandatory that drivers carry auto insurance to meet financial responsibilities in the event of an accident. "Driver -- One employed in conducting a coach, carriage, wagon, or other vehicle ..." Bovier's Law Dictionary, 1914 ed., Pg. 940 Notice that this definition includes one who is "employed" in conducting a vehicle. It should be self-evident that this individual could not be "travelling" on a journey, but is using the road as a place of business. I have to disagree. Employed simply means “doing.” For instance, I have employed my use of reason to contradict the idiot’s argument. I have employed a unique sense of design in crafting my replies. This, however, does not indicate business or commerce.
  12. That is kind of scary., Sucks that you would have to turn the GPS settings each time you wanted to take a picture but if you have small children and what not, worth the hassle. I have a friend who seems to know a ton about cell phones (he works in IT) so I may check with him to see if there is something that he can do to change the settings.
  13. Our commissioner takes $35 from each player of which we have 12. Winner gets the pot minus $35 and second place gets their money back. Another friend of mine does the same but then after a predetermined number of transactions, there is a $5 charge for each drop/acquisition and $10 for a trade (from both parties). That money is put in a pot and at the end of the year they all go out and party on that money. He says it's a blast to do it that way but I'm not big on losing a lot of money. We have played on NFL, CBS and Fox but we all like Yahoo! better.
  14. So because I have a better understanding of the law that we have been discussing, devoid of emotion, I "assume that the 'bacon' always operates within the law?" Hardly. This is where you assume too much.
  15. We've all had bad experiences with the police at one point in our lives and I have a had good cops a couple of times that have given me some hella breaks. I was hassled as a teenager in Smyrna when I was growing up because I had long hair and a skateboard and was out after dark. I was hassled my Smyrna Police and Cobb County when I started driving because I drove a Mustang (young kid with fast car= target), but I was speeding. I've had cops give me warnings and I've had cops write me tickets. When I was 16 and didn't know my rights, a Smyrna Park Ranger searched my car because I didn't know that I could tell him no. I've had police give me a break on what would have been a sure drug charge but still take me to Fulton County for the warrant I had for a couple of tickets. I think we could all tell a story or 2 or more, but the breaks those "good" cops gave me were pretty awesome and I can't really trash the others for doing their job, though they didn't have to act as though their sh*t didn't stink while doing it. There are of course the cops that were just complete diks that give you a bad taste in your mouth about the whole system but I'm smart enough to know that they don't represent the entire system.
  16. That blows and I am sorry to hear (read) that it happened. I hate speed traps because I feel that police could be out doing something better than bringing in money. Was it one of those where they sit in the shoulder and then step out in the street and then wave you in? Some areas give no leniency when it comes to the posted speed limit, which is pretty unfair. I was pulled over in Texas (west Texas) for doing 3 or 4 over. Had a rental car so I had to prove that I was supposed to have the car and a bunch of other crap. Was released with a warning but he told me before I left that if the speed limit is 65, then you have to 65. Seems kind of crazy to me and I wasn't really sure if that was the rule of the municipality or if he was just being Super Fuzz. Funny story, or at least to me. Years ago, a co-worker of mine and I were driving through a small town near Cedartown, GA in the early morning hours. I was driving my boss' truck and he was in his Jeep with Utah plates. We both get pulled over by the local police for speeding excessively. After all the BS was done and answered, he wrote my co-worker a ticket and told me- "You're from around here. You know better." and gave me a warning. The only reason I can tell for that was because I had a GA license and he had a Utah license. I laughed about it at the time but I was much younger then. In all honesty, we both deserved a ticket because we were **** sure speeding, but I chalk that up to a bad cop, not a bad system.
  17. You are trying to be an ***. Just like every other person in this thread that has disagreed with me. That's fine because it really doesn't bother me. We may disagree in this thread and then agree completely (which we have on numerous occasions) in another about big government or Acworth's die-hard partisanship. Life goes on, but right now you're attempting to paint a picture that doesn't fit what I am saying or you just misunderstand (I haven't articulated clearly enough) what I am saying. I do feel vindicated in the fact that the citation didn't hold up in court, but Dago is right in that it doesn't do anything to replace lost revenue or to repair his view of the police.
  18. See, I agree with you. That is why I made sure that my daughter knew her rights. When my wife and I first got together many years ago, we lived in the desert of California for a while. She has always had a bit of a lead foot and the road she drove to get to the Marine base where she worked was very long and isolated. At this time there were a lot of stories about people impersonating police and a few stories of police being accused of sexual assault. I told her then (1994) to do the same that I told my daughter- turn on hazards, acknowledge and proceed to a safe, well lit area. The cop may get pissed and try to write a ticket for failure to pull over, but we could handle that in court. I was more concerned with her safety than upsetting the officer. The other part that sucks is that if you have to fight something, the legal costs are astronomical and most people can't afford good representation. Fortunately, my wife works for an attorney so I guess I have bit of an advantage there. As far as the IRS- hate them. Hate what they are capable of doing and I am actually dealing with them now. Started my own business 6 years ago and got caught up in the new found heavy cash flow and received some really bad advice so I made some bad decisions that I am having to address now. Nothing scares me more than what the IRS is capable of doing.
  19. I'm glad that it didn't and it is jacked that they even attempted to. And you're right about the impression that it could give to young kids and their parents.
  20. Because it seems crazy that they would cite him for asking them to leave his property? It doesn't seem like something that they would be able to cite you for, hence the "I am curious if it held up in court"
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